Editorial




Healthcare plan would cure the system
November 14, 2007 at 2:33 pm
Since Hurricane Katrina hit more than two years ago, the healthcare system in New Orleans has been in critical condition. Doctors and hospitals have absorbed patients, both insured and uninsured, who previously relied on the Charity system in the greater New Orleans area.

Time to get muslims to relax intolerance
November 14, 2007 at 2:32 pm
It is encouraging to note that King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and Pope Benefict XVI exchanged gifts at the Vatican last week.

Chaisson should make good Senate president
November 14, 2007 at 2:30 pm
It looks like St. Charles Parish will be well represented in the upcoming session of the state legislature. Dem. Sen. Joel Chaisson II apparently will serve as Senate president, having secured the backing of many Democratic and Republican senators and also the endorsement of Rep. Gov. Elect-Bobby Jindal.

UW of St. Charles holds donation distribution party
November 14, 2007 at 2:29 pm
The United Way of St. Charles held their first "come and get it" Gifts In Kind™ donation distribution party.

LensCrafters helps children improve sight
November 14, 2007 at 2:28 pm
Over 100 children in St. Charles Parish received the "gift of sight" when LensCrafters stopped by Harry Hurst Middle School to offer free vision care and eyewear to children in the area.

Dow helps rebuild City Park, Valero celebrates successful campaign
November 14, 2007 at 2:26 pm
The Dow Chemical Company Foundation will present a check in the amount of $400,000 to New Orleans City Park to assist in the ongoing effort to rebuild the New Orleans institution.

Bella Faccia owner Roxanna Trosclair applies pigment to the lips of Ivllon Zachary, a registered nurse who traveled from Baton Rouge to get the procedure done. Makeup clinic making permanent impression on St. Charles Parish
November 14, 2007 at 2:11 pm
When many people think of permanent makeup, they often imagine scores of rosy cheeked women with brightly colored eye shadow who will be forced to live with those color choices for the rest of their lives.

Runoff candidates speak out
November 14, 2007 at 1:52 pm
On Nov. 17, area residents will return to the polls to elect one of the eight candidates for parish council that are currently in a runoff. The candidates vary in age, gender and profession, but they all have one goal in common; improving St. Charles Parish.

Laque  vetos video bingo Laque vetos video bingo
November 12, 2007 at 4:35 pm
St. Charles Parish President Albert Laque who said he needed more time to review both sides of the video bingo issue surrounding the use of the electronic gaming machines carefully, signed the veto Monday morning, making the ordinance to ban video gaming null and void in St. Charles Parish pending a council vote.

DHS basketball season opens
November 10, 2007 at 12:56 pm
The Destrehan High School boy’s basketball team will make their seasonal debut at the Thibodaux Jamboree on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Terrebonne High School.

The girl’s team play in the Karr Jamboree at Karr on Nov. 8.

HHS wrestling meet Nov. 10
November 10, 2007 at 12:55 pm
The Hahnville High School wrestling team is gearing up for another exciting season with their second match up against St. Michael’s High School on Saturday, Nov. 10.

For a complete schedule of games and a team roster, visit the school’s Web site at www.stcharles.k12.la.us/hahnville and click on the athletics link at the top of the page.

Thibodaux fall fest seeks craft vendors
November 10, 2007 at 12:04 pm
THIBODAUX - The Thibodauxville Fall Festival - an arts, crafts, food and music festival - will be held in historic downtown Thibodaux on Saturday, Nov. 10.

Booth space is available for arts and crafts and food vendors. All arts and crafts must be original work and hand made.

Interested vendors should contact the Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce at 985-446-1187 or log on to www.thibodauxchamber.com.

Food, fun and much, much more at the Destrehan Plantation Fall Festival
November 10, 2007 at 12:03 pm
DESTREHAN - The grounds of Destrehan Plantation will transform this weekend into a showcase for the manor's annual Destrehan Plantation Fall Festival.

The festivities are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the plantation located at 13034 River Rd. in Destrehan.

Event features include 175 arts and crafts vendors, antiques and collectibles, Cajun and Creole foods, craft demonstrations, children's activities, raffles, and door prizes.

Entertainment: Kayla Woodson & Louisiana Lighting Band - Saturday at 11:30 a.m., Trout Fishing in America - Saturday at 2:30 p.m., Local Option 2 - Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: $7 for adults and teens, children 12 and under - FREE. For more information, call 985-764-9315. The event is sponsored by The River Road Historical Society and the Azby Fund.

Parish memorial to honor veteran names
November 10, 2007 at 12:01 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - Families interested in having the name of a war veteran placed on the memorial at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands should call the Hahnville High School AFJROTC office at 985-758-1234.

The memorial dedication will be held on Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.

Benefit car show set to roll this weekend
November 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm
Luling - A benefit car show will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10 at St. Charles Plaza in Luling.
All proceeds from the event will be used to pay the medical expenses for Alexis Revere, a 4-year-old girl who lost her hand in a lawn mower accident.
Registration will be on the day of the event from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The show will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Anything on wheels will be welcomed. Food and drinks will be sold and there will be door prizes.
Call 985-785-8494 or 504-915-5798 for more information.

Thibodaux fall fest seeks craft vendors
November 10, 2007 at 10:00 am
THIBODAUX - The Thibodauxville Fall Festival - an arts, crafts, food and music festival - will be held in historic downtown Thibodaux on Saturday, Nov. 10.
Booth space is available for arts and crafts and food vendors. All arts and crafts must be original work and hand made.

Interested vendors should contact the Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce at 985-446-1187 or log on to www.thibodauxchamber.com.

Road to state championship begins Friday at DHS, HHS
November 09, 2007 at 12:55 pm
Hahnville High School will face off against Huntington at Tiger Stadium in the team’s first playoff game of the season and Destrehan High School also play at home against West Jefferson.

After last week’s matchups, DHS remained undefeated with a 10-0 record and HHS finished to 8-2 after their win over St. Amant. Good luck to both teams parish high school in their playoff match ups.

Luling VFW to host buddy poppy drive
November 09, 2007 at 8:48 am
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States will be sponsoring a Buddy Poppy Drive in honor of disabled veterans.

Norco explosion, fire caused by faulty pipe
Norco explosion, fire caused by faulty pipe
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A pipe malfunction is reportedly behind a powerful explosion that was felt throughout the parish and caused a fire at the Diamond Green Diesel Refinery in Norco in early August.